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Samsung Awarded Patent for Flexible Displays for TVs, Tablet PCs
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Samsung Awarded Patent for Flexible Displays for TVs, Tablet PCs
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • July 10, 2015, 02:30
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The diagram of a patent for Samsung Electronics' flexible LCD and OLED displays approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (Diagram via USPTO)
The diagram of a patent for Samsung Electronics' flexible LCD and OLED displays approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (Diagram via USPTO)

 

Samsung Electronics was granted a patent for bendable and flexible displays for TVs and tablet PCs. The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last year.

The patent is receiving a lot of attention in the industry, since it is for both OLED and LCD displays.

According to the USPTO on July 9, Samsung Display was granted a patent for LCD and OLED displays (Patent US 9078362) on July 7 this year, after first filing it on May 1, 2014. The technology is about making flexible display panels and circuit boards.

This patent is likely to play no small part in developing foldable smartphones that Samsung is planning to release in 2016. It will be possible to use this patent for TVs and tablet PCs that are 8" or more, according to Samsung in a document submitted to the USPTO.

It is most notable in that a way to make foldable LCD displays is apparently possible, although it has been difficult to do so.